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Kansas City Attorney David Langston

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Attorney's Profile

COLLEGE:
Central Missouri State University
LAW SCHOOL:
University of Missouri, Kansas City
ATTORNEY SINCE:
1993
STATES ADMITTED:
Missouri, Kansas
PRACTICE AREAS:
Criminal Law and DUI/DWI

As a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area I share your Midwestern values. The ideas of justice and fairness. The concept of an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. These are the values that attracted me to the practice of criminal defense.

My criminal defense representation relies on direct communication with you and establishing a close working relationship. With a great deal of time, preparation and positive client results over the past 18 years, I have developed important positive relationships and earned the respect of Judges and Prosecutors.

Attorney's Videos

A public defender represented me at trial. Should my family hire a private attorney for the appeal?
Criminal Appeal Law

Am I entitled to bail out of a juvenile detention center as an adult can bail out of jail?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Am I entitled to have Miranda rights read to me before I am questioned as a juvenile?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Am I entitled to have my parents present before I am questioned by the police?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Am I subject to asset forfeiture in drug possession or drug dealing cases?
Drug Crimes Law

Are all illegal drugs treated equally when it comes to punishing drug dealers in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Are charges for drug dealing included in charges for drug manufacturing?
Drug Crimes Law

Are children entitled to or required to have a attorney represent them?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Are defendants in white-collar crime cases treated any differently than other defendants?
White Collar Crimes Law

Are federal grand jury proceedings secret?
Federal Crimes Law

Are grand jury proceedings secret in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Are parole hearings open to the public in Missouri?
Parole and Probation Law

Are schools liable when children are bullied at school or on the bus?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Are the parents of children who are bullies liable to their victims?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Are there any age limitations for bringing a juvenile into court?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Are there any limitations on what can be raised in a criminal appeal in Missouri?
Criminal Appeal Law

Are there certain crimes for which there is no parole eligibility in Missouri?
Parole and Probation Law

Are there different degrees of larceny, embezzlement, and false pretenses?
White Collar Crimes Law

Are there different degrees of murder?
Violent Crimes Law

Are there even stricter punishments for different drug offenses?
Drug Crimes Law

Are there protections for children or adults who report on bullies?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Are there special considerations and penalties for someone who is underage and arrested for DUI or DWI in Missouri?
DUI Law

Are there time limitations when filing an appeal or habeas petition?
Criminal Appeal Law

Can a crime victim appeal a not guilty verdict?
Criminal Appeal Law

Can a person be guilty of drunk driving in Missouri if they only had one drink?
Criminal Defense Law

Can a person charged with a crime fire his assigned public defender without having another attorney to represent him?
Criminal Defense Law

Can adults be bullied in the workplace, and are there legal remedies?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Can anyone else join in the appeal?
Criminal Appeal Law

Can criminal cases be appealed in Missouri?
Criminal Appeal Law

Can I appeal my sentence?
Criminal Appeal Law

Can I be charged if my friend pawned stolen property and I helped them carry it into the pawn shop?
Criminal Defense Law

Can I obtain a license in another state after a drunk driving conviction?
DUI Law

Can I represent myself in a drunk driving case? What can a drunk driving defense attorney do for me?
DUI Law

Can I sue the police for false arrest in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Can my identity be kept confidential if I want to assist law enforcement?
Drug Crimes Law

Can my sentence or judgment be stayed while I am awaiting appeal in Missouri?
Criminal Appeal Law

Can the police break down my door to enter my home in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Can the police charge me with a breathalyzer refusal, even though I tried to blow into it?
DUI Law

Can the police come and get me in my house in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Can the police conduct a search without a warrant in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Can the police get a warrant if someone told them I was doing something illegal?
Criminal Defense Law

Can the police just stop me on the street and search me for no reason in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Can the police legally stop me in Missouri, even if I did nothing wrong?
Criminal Defense Law

Do all attorneys handle appeals?
Criminal Appeal Law

Do I have a right to an attorney when I am stopped by an officer and asked to take a field sobriety test in Missouri?
DUI Law

Do I have to be informed that I am being indicted or will be indicted at a federal grand jury hearing?
Federal Crimes Law

Do I have to give consent to a law enforcement officer to search my car in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Do I have to retain the trial attorney as part of the appellate team?
Criminal Appeal Law

Do I need a federal attorney to fight my charges?
Federal Crimes Law

Do I need an attorney for an appeal in Missouri?
Criminal Appeal Law

Do I need an attorney for my criminal case in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Do I need an attorney to represent me even if I am innocent?
Federal Crimes Law

Do I need to do anything to appeal my case other than file a notice of appeal?
Criminal Appeal Law

Do juveniles have the same right to counsel as do adults?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Do police have to follow any particular rules in arresting me and searching for drugs?
Drug Crimes Law

Do the police need a warrant to arrest me in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Does it matter where I was arrested, like near a school, in determining how I am charged?
Drug Crimes Law

Does my child need to have an attorney?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Does the juvenile right to counsel apply to questioning by public school teachers, principals, or just the police?
Juvenile Crimes Law

Even if I have not yet been charged, but am only under investigation, do I still need an attorney?
Federal Crimes Law

How can I find a qualified drunk driving defense attorney?
DUI Law

How can I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest?
Criminal Defense Law

How can I prove that the attorney I hired to defend my child on a criminal charge was ineffective and incompetent?
Criminal Defense Law

How can the government prove drug possession beyond a reasonable doubt?
Drug Crimes Law

How do I apply for a DMV hearing?
DUI Law

How do I find a attorney who specializes in handling juvenile cases?
Juvenile Crimes Law

How do I know if I am being investigated for federal charges?
Federal Crimes Law

How do I know what class my crime falls into? Petty offenses, misdemeanors, or felonies?
Criminal Defense Law

How do you appeal in federal court?
Criminal Appeal Law

How does a district attorney in Missouri decide which criminals to go after?
Criminal Defense Law

How does a party begin the appellate process?
Criminal Appeal Law

How does bullying differ from assault?
Juvenile Crimes Law

How does juvenile court differ from adult court?
Juvenile Crimes Law

How is appellate law different from other forms of litigation?
Criminal Appeal Law

How is being tried as a juvenile different than being tried as an adult?
Juvenile Crimes Law

How long will an offender be registered as a sex offender?
Parole and Probation Law

How might the court use the scram bracelet to punish me before or after I am convicted of drunk driving?
DUI Law

How much are the fees for license reinstatement following a drunk driving conviction in Missouri?
DUI Law

How much does it cost to appeal a conviction?
Criminal Appeal Law

How much does it cost to hire a attorney in a criminal case in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

How much time do I have to file a notice of appeal in Missouri?
Criminal Appeal Law

How private are my conversations?
Criminal Defense Law

How will a Missouri DUI or DWI conviction affect me other than the criminal penalties and the license loss?
DUI Law

How will a drug conviction affect my financial aid?
Drug Crimes Law

How will my sentence be decided in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

I am guilty, have no defense, and just want to get this over with. Should I even bother getting an attorney?
Criminal Defense Law

I am on parole in Missouri. Can I move to another state?
Parole and Probation Law

I taped some harassing telephone conversations with my ex-girlfriend. Can we use these tapes in the court?
Criminal Defense Law

I was just arrested for drunk driving. Will my insurance company cancel my auto insurance policy now?
DUI Law

If I am charged with a crime in Missouri, can I be convicted just based on someone else's word?
Criminal Defense Law

If I am convicted of drug dealing, can I then be charged with failure to declare taxable income?
Drug Crimes Law

If I am innocent, why do I need an attorney?
DUI Law

If I fight my drunk driving case and lose, do I get any money refunded on legal fees?
DUI Law

If I win on appeal in Missouri, can I sue the state for damages?
Criminal Appeal Law

If I win on appeal, will I be freed from prison?
Criminal Appeal Law

If my child fights back against a bully, can he or she get in trouble?
Juvenile Crimes Law

If the police has a warrant to search my house, can they look anywhere?
Criminal Defense Law

If the police pull me over for a traffic offense in Missouri, can they search my car and arrest me?
Criminal Defense Law

In a jury trial, why does the judge need to see the verdict before the jury foreman reads it aloud?
Criminal Defense Law

Is domestic violence a crime punishable under criminal law?
Violent Crimes Law

Is my name going to be in the paper after a drunk driving arrest in Missouri and what can I do about it?
DUI Law

Is refusing to let the police search me an admission of guilt?
Drug Crimes Law

Is there any difference between being sent to jail or prison in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

Is there any way to fight back if I am arrested after an illegal search?
Drug Crimes Law

Is there parole for people who have been convicted of a federal crime?
Federal Crimes Law

Is there such a crime as conspiracy with intent to distribute drugs?
Drug Crimes Law

My offense is minor. Do I really even need a attorney or can I just handle this on my own?
Criminal Defense Law

People say that ignorance of the law is no defense. But what are specific intent crimes?
Criminal Defense Law

Should I hire a drug or narcotics attorney?
Drug Crimes Law

The police did not read me my rights. Does that mean that the arrest is invalid and the charges will be dismissed?
Criminal Defense Law

The police want me to give them permission to search my house, car, computer, camera, etc. Should I give it to them?
Criminal Defense Law

There is so much evidence against me, why should I bother hiring an attorney?
Violent Crimes Law

This is the first time I am in trouble in Missouri. Will the prosecutor treat this charge like it is my first offense?
Criminal Defense Law

To conduct a search, must the police always have a warrant?
White Collar Crimes Law

What agencies investigate white-collar crime?
White Collar Crimes Law

What are drug offenses?
Drug Crimes Law

What are false pretenses?
White Collar Crimes Law

What are federal magistrate judges?
Federal Crimes Law

What are illicit drugs?
Drug Crimes Law

What are juvenile diversion and mediation programs?
Juvenile Crimes Law

What are Miranda rights or Miranda warnings?
Criminal Defense Law

What are my chances at success in an appeal?
Criminal Appeal Law

What are my rights if I am accused of a crime in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What are my rights when charged with a crime in Missouri?
White Collar Crimes Law

What are rules of criminal procedure in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What are some examples of white-collar crimes?
White Collar Crimes Law

What are some of the possible defenses to a white-collar crime?
White Collar Crimes Law

What are some types of drug crimes?
Drug Crimes Law

What are the federal sentencing guidelines?
Federal Crimes Law

What are the legal distinctions between possession, dealing, and trafficking in controlled substances in Missouri?
Drug Crimes Law

What are the punishments for drug offenses?
Drug Crimes Law

What are the reasons for denying parole?
Parole and Probation Law

What can happen to a juvenile when they are found guilty?
Juvenile Crimes Law

What constitutes a violent crime?
Violent Crimes Law

What constitutes an unreasonable search and seizure under the fourth amendment?
Federal Crimes Law

What counts as evidence for intent to distribute drugs in Missouri?
Drug Crimes Law

What defenses are available to charges of drug dealing?
Drug Crimes Law

What defenses are there in a DUI or DWI case?
DUI Law

What do police officers look for when searching for drunk drivers on the highways?
DUI Law

What does a target letter look like?
White Collar Crimes Law

What does beyond a reasonable doubt mean?
Criminal Defense Law

What does the federal crime called witness tampering entail?
Federal Crimes Law

What happens at arraignment?
White Collar Crimes Law

What happens if a required offender fails to register on the sex offender registry?
Parole and Probation Law

What happens if I refuse a breath test in Missouri?
DUI Law

What happens if I win on appeal?
Criminal Appeal Law

What happens if my child is arrested in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What happens in juvenile court in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What if I burped or regurgitated within twenty minutes prior to blowing?
DUI Law

What if I have no objection to the facts, but feel I should have won a motion to suppress or dismiss? What should I do?
Criminal Appeal Law

What if it is longer than 10 days since my Missouri drunk driving arrest? Can I still file for a DMV hearing?
DUI Law

What if the search and seizure is not legal?
Drug Crimes Law

What is a common-law crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a computer crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a controlled substance?
Drug Crimes Law

What is a crime of omission?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a crime of passion?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a drug schedule?
Drug Crimes Law

What is a federal crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a federal grand jury?
Federal Crimes Law

What is a grand jury?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is a juvenile offender in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a petition for non-disclosure in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a plea bargain?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is a pre-sentence investigation report and what is it used for in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a public defender?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a rising blood alcohol defense?
DUI Law

What is a split sentence?
Parole and Probation Law

What is a wash out of a conviction?
Violent Crimes Law

What is a zero tolerance DUI or DWI law?
DUI Law

What is aggravated assault?
Violent Crimes Law

What is aggravated battery?
Violent Crimes Law

What is an ignition interlock device?
DUI Law

What is arson?
Violent Crimes Law

What is assault?
Violent Crimes Law

What is blood alcohol content (BAC) or level?
DUI Law

What is bribery?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is burglary?
Violent Crimes Law

What is clemency?
Parole and Probation Law

What is common law?
Criminal Defense Law

What is corporate crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is determinate release?
Parole and Probation Law

What is domestic violence?
Violent Crimes Law

What is drug diversion?
Drug Crimes Law

What is drugs and narcotics law?
Drug Crimes Law

What is embezzlement?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is executive clemency and what is the procedure to file for it in Missouri?
Parole and Probation Law

What is extortion?
Violent Crimes Law

What is false imprisonment?
Violent Crimes Law

What is forfeiture?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is forgery?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is fraud?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is hate crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is homicide?
Violent Crimes Law

What is involuntary manslaughter?
Violent Crimes Law

What is kidnapping?
Violent Crimes Law

What is larceny?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is mayhem?
Violent Crimes Law

What is needed to obtain a search warrant in Missouri?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is perjury?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is private probation?
Parole and Probation Law

What is probation?
Parole and Probation Law

What is RICO?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is robbery?
Violent Crimes Law

What is statutory rape?
Violent Crimes Law

What is the criminal court procedure in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between a civil offense and a crime in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between a federal and state crime?
Federal Crimes Law

What is the difference between a felony, a misdemeanor, and a violation in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between a petition for writ of habeas corpus and an appeal?
Criminal Appeal Law

What is the difference between a suspended and revoked driver's license?
DUI Law

What is the difference between a trial attorney and an appellate attorney?
Criminal Appeal Law

What is the difference between assault and battery?
Violent Crimes Law

What is the difference between court probation, summary probation, summary court probation, and formal probation?
Parole and Probation Law

What is the difference between deferred adjudication and probation in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between detention and arrest in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between DUI and DWI in Missouri?
DUI Law

What is the difference between extortion and blackmail?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is the difference between jail and prison in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between probation, parole, and pardon?
Parole and Probation Law

What is the difference between procedural and substantive law in criminal law?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between rape and sexual assault in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between someone on parole and someone on probation?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is the distinction between 'narcotic drug' and 'narcotic preparation?
Drug Crimes Law

What is the DNA registry?
Parole and Probation Law

What is the federal criminal process?
Federal Crimes Law

What is the insanity defense and how does it work in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the interstate compact?
Parole and Probation Law

What is the juvenile justice system?
Juvenile Crimes Law

What is the open container law?
DUI Law

What is the point of a suspended sentence?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the purpose of a grand jury in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the role of the federal government in criminal law?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the role of the federal government in criminal law?
Federal Crimes Law

What is the role of the investigative grand jury in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the role of the prosecutor?
Criminal Defense Law

What is the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in criminal cases?
Criminal Appeal Law

What is the sex offender registry?
Parole and Probation Law

What is the U.S. Drug Abuse Regulation and Control Act of 1970?
Drug Crimes Law

What makes a DUI or DWI a felony?
DUI Law

What must I prove to win a criminal appeal in Missouri?
Criminal Appeal Law

What relief can be obtained in a criminal appeal in Missouri?
Criminal Appeal Law

What rights do I have in Missouri when a law enforcement officer asks me questions?
Criminal Defense Law

What rights do I have in juvenile court?
Juvenile Crimes Law

What should a person expect if they are arrested for drunk driving?
DUI Law

What should I do if I am arrested in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

What should I do if I am asked to take a field sobriety test in Missouri?
DUI Law

What should I do if I get a call that a loved one has been arrested?
Criminal Defense Law

What should I do if I receive a target letter?
White Collar Crimes Law

What should I do if I think I am going to be charged with a federal crime?
Federal Crimes Law

What should I do if I was charged or indicted for a drug offense?
Drug Crimes Law

What should I look for in a white-collar defense attorney?
White Collar Crimes Law

What symptoms and behavior is the officer looking for during the initial detention at the scene of a DUI or DWI?
DUI Law

What will it cost to hire a drunk driving defense attorney?
DUI Law

When do I have the right to an attorney in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

When do the police have to read me my rights in Missouri?
Criminal Defense Law

When should I call or hire an attorney for my drunk driving case?
DUI Law

Who appoints federal judges?
Federal Crimes Law

Who can appeal in federal court? And when?
Criminal Appeal Law

Who can own a gun under federal law?
Federal Crimes Law

Who investigates and prosecutes federal crimes?
Federal Crimes Law

Who must register with the state's sex offender registry in Missouri?
Parole and Probation Law

Why am I receiving letters from attorneys seeking to represent me for my drunk driving case?
DUI Law

Why can individuals be charged with drug dealing in Missouri when the drugs were only for personal consumption?
Drug Crimes Law

Why did I have to post bond?
Criminal Defense Law

Why do I have no bond in my case?
Criminal Defense Law

Why do some sex offenders live at unknown addresses?
Parole and Probation Law

Why is criminal procedure different from civil procedure?
Criminal Defense Law

Why should I hire a criminal defense attorney?
Criminal Defense Law

Why should I hire a defense attorney?
Federal Crimes Law

Will I be charged to speak to an attorney about my Missouri drunk driving case?
DUI Law

Will my drug dealing case be heard in regular criminal court or are there special drug courts?
Drug Crimes Law

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Langston Law, Chartered
http://www.langstonlaw.net

115 East Park Street, Suite C
Olathe, Kansas 66061

(913) 601-7275

About Our Firm

Other attorneys emphasize that there is no substitute for experience: I disagree. While experience is certainly one of the factors that my clients should consider in a Kansas City area criminal defense law firm, they should also consider: innovative thinking, creative problem solving, tenaciousness, responsiveness and compassion. My criminal defense representation relies on direct communication with you, my client. When I accept your case, my first objective is to establish a close working relationship with you. I understand that you may have anxieties about your arrest. My goal is to educate you on your rights and ease your tensions about your case.

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